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Taylor R. Genovese

PhD student, Arizona State University

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About Taylor R.

I am a Ph.D. student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. My dissertation work focuses on the social imaginaries of outer space and human futures. I am interested in utilizing historical and contemporary Earth-based extraterrestrial analogues—incorporating anthropological and political theories—to investigate and speculate on how humans might politically, socially, and culturally develop after leaving the Earth's surface. To do this, I am interested in looking at both "exilic spaces"—or places where people voluntarily live and organize on the edges of hegemonic systems—and intentional communities as sites that would give insight into possible future extraterrestrial human communities. Finally, I study the cultural intersection between science, history, and the imagination of outer space, including the role that ethnography and speculative fiction could play within these visions of the future.

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Decolonizing Archival Methodology: Combating hegemony and moving towards a collaborative archival environment

Taylor R. Genovese (2016) | AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 12(1): 32-42 | http://dx.doi.org/10.20507/alternative.2016.12.1.3